A suspected armed robber has escaped death by the whiskers after he was doused with fuel and about to be set ablaze only to be rescued.
The robber sitting on the floor after he was rescued by the police
A suspected thief was rescued from the clutches of death by police officers from Atakpa division rescued at Hawkins cemetery Calabar South, Cross River State.
According to CrossRiverWatch, the alleged robber, (pictured sitting on the floor) said to be a load carrier was caught red-handed in the act in the early hours of Thursday, May 18th, along Hawkins while carting away with some goods.
He was beaten by mob then taken to Hawkins cemetery, beaten again, soaked in fuel ready to be set ablaze before the Police intervened.
Police doctors at Atakpa station treated the suspect while some allegedly stolen properties were recovered from his house.